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The why axis : hidden motives and the undiscovered economics of everyday life

Author: Uri Gneezy; John A List
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A colorful examination of why people do what they do-- observed through the lens of incentives that can spur people to achieve-- as reviewed by two superstars revolutionizing economics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Uri Gneezy; John A List
ISBN: 9781610393119 1610393112
OCLC Number: 852031329
Description: xi, 267 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Getting beyond assumptions : what makes people do what they do? --
How can you get people to do what you want? : when incentives (don't) work and why --
What can Craigslist, mazes, and a ball and bucket teach us about why women earn less than men? : on the plains below Kilimanjaro --
What can a matrilineal society teach us about women and competition? : a visit to the Khasi --
How can sad silver medalists and happy bronze medalists help us close the achievement gap? : public education : the $627 billion problem --
How can poor kids catch rich kids in just months? : a voyage to preschool --
What seven words can end discrimination? : I don't really hate you, I just like money --
Be careful what you choose, it may be used against you! : the hidden motives behind discrimination --
How can we save ourselves from ourselves? :using field experiments to inform life and death situations --
What really makes people give to charity? : don't appeal to people's hearts, appeal to their vanity --
What can cleft palates and opt-out boxes teach us about people's reasons for giving to charity? : the remarkable phenomenon of reciprocity --
Why is today's business manager an endangered species? : creating a culture of experimentation at your business --
How to change the world--
or at least get a better deal : life is a laboratory.
Responsibility: Uri Gneezy and John A. List ; with a foreword by Steven D. Levitt.

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A colorful examination of why people do what they do-- observed through the lens of incentives that can spur people to achieve-- as reviewed by two superstars revolutionizing economics.
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